In conjunction with Phoenix Rising, the Six Shooter Records x West End Phoenix fundraising event and in recognition of the simple truth that a vibrant independent music ecosystem needs music writers - Six Shooter Records and West End Phoenix announce the New Voices Scholarship for young music writers.
Any individual 18 and under living in Toronto is encouraged to submit a short personal essay (no more than 400 words) on the song that changed their life. Application due March 23rd at 5pm. The winner, to be announced during the event, will receive $500 and will be published in May Issue of West End Phoenix.


Click on Dave for a listen to the West End Phoenix song written, performed and recorded by the amazing Don Kerr.


Slow print, small run, mighty and true, the non-profit West End Phoenix is a community newspaper dreamed up by writer and Rheostatic Dave Bidini, giving voice to the swirl of neighbourhoods that make up one of North America’s fastest evolving catchments. 

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